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This book offers a radical reassessment of organizational forces for change and barriers encountered by the `challenging women' - senior women managers faced with the task of transforming their organizations. Much has been written about women at work, the `glass ceiling' and discriminatory employment practices. This study is seminal in the linkage it makes between gender, innovation and organizational transformation. The book highlights the implications of this for all types of organizations and women managers everywhere.

Gender Narratives
Gender narratives

A New Feminism is here. Great, where is it, can I join? I wear lipstick, love clothes and even have a soft spot for boys – I gave birth to one and he taught me a lot about gender. But I also carried banners back in the 1970s, which probably makes me an old feminist and yet. … I really don't recognise myself or any of the women I fought alongside, in the current descriptions of my history. (Angela Phillips 1998: 6)

Cultural and intellectual discourse are filtered through a gendered framework which influences popular thinking about men, women and their relationships. Postmodernists might call this the ‘gender narrative’ or discourse which influences the roles of men and women as partners, employees and ...

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